Ennio Morricone Tributes Pour In as the World Mourns the Loss of a Legend

Metallica, Massive Attack, Yo-Yo Ma and the Academy Awards have all paid their respects to the late composer
Ennio Morricone Tributes Pour In as the World Mourns the Loss of a Legend
Today the world lost a music icon, as legendary film composer Ennio Morricone passed away at the age of 91. With a career that stretched for more than seven decades and discography that includes hundreds upon hundreds of albums, his work touched a vast and varied group of fans over the years. As such, many have now paid tribute to the fallen maestro.

Tributes have come in from all corners of the music industry. Among those are posts from artists such as Massive Attack, El-P, New Order and Morricone collaborator Yo-Yo Ma, while film industry figures such as Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright, Antonio Banderas and James Woods have all honoured the late composer.

Metallica — who used Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to open their concerts ever since 1983 — also penned a pair of tribute posts.

Beyond that, there are posts from the Academy Awards, Criterion Collection, Sonor Music Editions and multiple labels who worked with Morricone over the years.

You can see just some of the tributes to Morricone below.

To learn much more about the work of the composer, read Exclaim!'s Essential Guide to Ennio Morricone.


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The King Is Dead 💀❤️🦎🦂 (10/11/28 - 6/7/2020)

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Perhaps our coolness is overstated, we're just fans ourselves who try our best to stock great stuff we don't see everywhere else. Thanks so much to @thehodgepodgelodge for sharing the love for Morricone. #repost ・・・ Some of the #enniomorricone collection I'll be playing today, many ordered from @dustygroove back in early 2000's because they were the only American store cool enough to import them AND write thoughtful descriptions of each album so you'd know what you'd be getting into, which was really helpful since Morricone scores span many styles. #ripenniomorricone. • • • • • • #enniomorricone #enniomorriconemusic #giallofilm #spaghettiwestern #70sitalianmusic #70sitaliansploitation #soundtracklover #moviegrooves #themaestro #italiancinema #cinemaitaliano #60sitalianmusic #italianlegend #morriconerocks #italiancinema #typography #vintagetypography #retrotypography #vintagefont #filmaddict #cinephile

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#Repost @lazydogpress with @get_repost ・・・ Il Maestro Ennio Morricone è scomparso ieri sera. Ci uniamo al lutto della famiglia e della collettività. Il mondo della cultura, non solo italiano, perde un gigante dell'immaginario musicale e sonoro cinematografico di almeno tre generazioni. Avevamo avuto il piacere di incontrarlo in più occasioni. L'ultima è stato lo scorso dicembre, quando gli abbiamo portato la prima copia della monografia visiva dedicata alla sua musica, tramite le copertine della sua sconfinata discografia, raccolte grazie al lungo e paziente lavoro di Maurizio Baroni. Era restio a essere incensato come un Michelangelo e ci disse che per essere paragonato a quei maestri, la sua musica avrebbe dovuto essere giudicata tra 500 anni. Il Maestro non c'è più, ma la sua musica rimarrà con noi ancora a lungo. #morricone #enniomorricone #mauriziobaroni #lazydog #lazydogpress #inbookswetrust #ibwt

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Riposa in pace Maestro 🙏 We're so fortunate we had the opportunity to collaborate with you these last 3 years.

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